Short and Sweet: Summer Salads

Tuesday, July 9, 2024 6:00pm to 8:00pm
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3674 18th St.
San Francisco, CA 94110
United States
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4 slots available

A hands-on in-person cooking class culminating in a dinner served with wine and beer. This class is limited to 14 students. Review our registration and cancellation policies here


Summer produce is so vibrant, flavorful and delectable that it doesn’t take much work to create a show stopping salad that is satisfying and delicious. Chef Gracie loves nothing more than a well-crafted salad with vibrant dressing, something crunchy, something creamy, something fresh and something herbaceous! If you find yourself short on time and craving something light and easy to throw together - this class is for you! Join us in some good, old-fashioned, seasonal produce worship and learn to make salads that will become a staple of your summer diet forevermore! 



Melon, Blistered Peppers, and Feta Salad with Paprika Garlic Vinaigrette 

Panzanella—Garlic Croutons, Heirloom Tomatoes, Seared Stone Fruit, Basil, Fresh Mozzarella, Pickled Shallots 

Zucchini and Nasturtium Salad—Nasturtium Leaf Salsa Verde, Fried Capers, Mint, Boquerones (optional for vegetarians) 

*Menu subject to change based on seasonal ingredient availability 


This menu contains the following common allergens: Fish (optional), Wheat, Dairy. If you have allergies or dietary restrictions that concern your ability to cook along, please e-mail before purchasing a ticket.

Let’s Cook Together!



Gracie Schatz has been in the food industry for over fifteen years. In her career, Gracie has worked in a variety of places: as a baker and private chef in Eugene, OR, farming and cooking in Italy, raising pigs in the Sierra Foothills, butchering at the Fatted Calf in San Francisco, managing Avedano’s in Bernal Heights, cooking at Bay Area restaurants Molina and Cala and her own pop-up restaurant, Bread and Bones Supper. In Eugene, she started her own food justice nonprofit, Marigold Cooking Collective. After working with 18 Reasons as a guest instructor for the past 7 years, Gracie has decided to move from Eugene to San Francisco and join us as our head Chef. Her dream is to never stop learning about delicious food, to never stop exploring the many nuanced ways that food brings us joy, connection to culture, identity, seasons and community. 18 Reasons feels like the perfect place to explore this dream and she is so excited to be here!

Photo by Max Griss on Unsplash